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Eat Your Way to Healthy Skin!

Eat Your Way to Healthy Skin!

Achieve a radiant glow, banish wrinkles, and keep skin supple and soft by incorporating the following foods into your diet.

Olive Oil:

Researchers have found that consumption of olive oil (more than 8.4 grams or 2 teaspoons a day) is associated with fewer signs of aging. Olive oil beat out the other oils tested, including sunflower and peanut. Why? About 75% of the fat in olive oil is monounsaturated fatty acids, which may play a role in the youth boost. The antioxidant polyphenols in olive oil could also quench damaging free radicals.

Dark Chocolate:

The sweet treat is rich in cocoa flavanols, plant compounds with antioxidant properties, which help hydrate skin and improve circulation. Dark chocolate is also associated with reducing skin roughness and scaliness. It is suggested sticking to a 1-ounce portion, or 150 calories, to reap the good skin benefits without the weight gain!


A whole grain oatmeal is a better pick for breakfast over a bagel and jelly. That’s because the latter offers a double whammy for skin: refined, sugary carbs that prompt your body to make insulin and increase the production of hormones known as androgens. Elevated androgens cause sebaceous glands in the skin to secrete more oil that gets trapped inside pores, causing pimples… Instead of brown sugar, add natural sweetness to your oatmeal with chopped fruit!

Green Tea:

People who drink a beverage containing green tea polyphenols daily are found to have more elastic and smooth skin. Green tea is can also help fight against sun damage. The brew’s catechins like EGCG (antioxidants) boost blood flow and oxygen to the skin, which delivers key nutrients to keep your complexion healthy.


It’s one of the best sources of lutein and zeaxanthin, nutrients that absorb and neutralize the free radicals created by UV light—including the wavelengths that actually get through sunscreen and reach your skin. Plus, just one cup gives you 134% and 133% of your daily value for skin-firming vitamin C and A, respectively.


It’s the only type of nut that contains a significant amount of omega-3 fatty acids, which is especially important for vegetarians who are skipping fish. Walnuts pack an omega-3 called alpha-linolenic acid. Deficiency in this fat can result in eczema, which is associated with dry, scaly skin.


Not only does grass-fed beef contain a higher ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids (to reduce inflammation), but it also packs nearly 30 grams of protein per 3.5-ounce serving. Protein is the building block of collagen and elastin tissue, which keeps skin taut and less wrinkled. Choose lean cuts like sirloin tip and flank steak.


Consuming four or more herbs regularly—rosemary or thyme, for example—was associated with up to a 60% reduced risk of melanoma, finds a study in the International Journal of Epidemiology. Herbs pack a ton of antioxidants into a tiny skin-protecting package, squelching free radicals from the sun before they can damage skin.

Almond Milk:

This makes the list because of what it’s not: dairy. Dairy is highly inflammatory, which means it will aggravate acne, wrinkles, and rashes. When you drink coffee or pour a bowl of whole grain cereal, try using a non-dairy milk, like unsweetened almond milk.


Who needs blush? Filling up on carrots can give you a natural glow. People who eat a higher amount of carotenoid-containing fruits and vegetables, like carrots, have more orange tones in their skin, giving them a complexion that others rated as looking healthier.


Water obviously keeps your skin hydrated—and staying hydrated makes it appear more plump and less wrinkled. But there’s another reason to fill up on water over other drinks: you’ll save on sugar. Sugars found in juices, sodas, and sports drinks cause your skin major woes. When blood sugar levels are high, sugars can attach to proteins in collagen and produce compounds that cause skin to sag and wrinkle.


(Do your research!)

The body heals from the INSIDE OUT!

We are what we eat.

These are just a FEW of the MANY foods that are great for skin naturally.

Start fresh everyday..feel your best..your skin will thank you 😉 


Puresthetics offers a variety of facials for ALL skin types.

Facials are great way to rid all dead skin cells, get the facial blood flowing and start fresh!



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